Weekend News Update 4/5 August 2018

Weekend News Update 4/5 August 2018


It's been an incredible weekend for cycling in Scotland with the Glasgow 2018 European Championships taking over the city and some brilliant results coming from the Scots.

Glasgow 2018 European Championships, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

The Great Britain Women's Team Pursuit team brought home Gold with Scottish riders Neah Evans and Katie Archibald demonstrating strength and skill throughout the race.

Following her first European Championship event win, Neah Evans said, "It's such a strong squad to be part of, everyone has peaks and troughs and at the moment I'm at my peak which is fantastic."

John Archibald backed up his Commonwealth Games Silver medal, taking 5th in the Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit with a fantastic time of 4:17.119.

The roar of the home crowds drove Katie Archibald on to win the Silver medal in the Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit. An incredile ride after only just recently returning to form having broken her collarbone earlier this year.

Tickets are still available for this weeks events including BMX and Mountain Bike here.

2018 HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series, Builth Wells

Kerry MacPhee came 2nd in the final round of the National Cross Country Series, in what has been a great season of racing. Speaking afterwards, MacPhee said, “This is my fourth season of racing and I’ve never been consistent enough to win the series I am very patient though, so this is great.”

National Champion Sean Flynn won the Junior Men's race with Charlie Aldirdge taking second. The future of Cross Country MTB in Scotland looks in safe hands with these two.

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Maniago

Hannah Dines was 4th in women’s T2 & Time Trial. The trike rider finished fourth in the women’s T2 race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships to match her result from the time trial. Dines was locked in a battle with Germany’s Jana Majunke for bronze – but the German rider pulled clear to take third place.

Fin Graham 12th in C3 Time Trial, 8th in Road Race after a mechanical coming into the last corner saw him miss out on a medal.

David Smith finished 16th in the C1 race and 13th place in the C1 time trial

Were you racing this weekend? Make sure you Tweet @ScottishCycling #SCResults and let us know how you got on.